When you have a family, it's almost a necessity to have a car for easy transportation. Parents have an easier time traveling with young kids in their own vehicles, especially since public transport can be a place of many pathogens and viruses. Infants, most especially, should be kept away from public transport as much as possible.
If you're a new parent and would like to make your car more child-friendly, here are some things to remember:
1. Provide a sturdy and high-quality car seat for your child.
Car seats come in different colors, sizes, and qualities. Infants may have different car seats from toddlers, but the investment is always worth it. You may also choose to buy a car seat that will last up to 4 years of age so that you don't have to spend as much. The car seat should also fit well in your car. Make sure to strap it down properly before you travel.
2. Clean your car interior very well.
Dirty car interiors can also be home to pathogens if you don't disinfect them. Using KevianClean Leather Conditioner and Interior Defense will help maintain the cleanliness of your vehicle and also make it harder for germs to stick on the surfaces. You can use a surface disinfectant such as Lysol to keep the interiors free from viruses. Vacuuming is also a must if you have kids with respiratory issues such as asthma or allergies.
3. Make sure there are no objects that can hurt your child.
Clutter may seem harmless to an adult passenger but for kids, it can be detrimental. A toddler who gets his hands on some piece of spilled food on the car floor may eat it and get a stomach flu. If you have items hanging around the vehicle interior like clothes or bags, it may fall on your baby's face and suffocate him. Sharp objects are especially dangerous for little kids playing in the car.
Having children in the car isn't easy because you need to keep a close eye on them while driving. It's always a good idea to bring another adult to help you, or have a bigger child or teen help out. Child-proofing isn't just for inside the house, but also for your car if you always like to drive with your kids.